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Coakley Sues NOAA Over Fishing Regulations

Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley is filing suit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration, saying the agency has shown “callous disregard for the well being of New England Fishermen.” 

Coakley says new groundfish regulations that went into effect on May 1st, failed to take into account the financial impact on fishing families and communities. 

The A-G also claims the government is using faulty science to over-restrict the fishing industry…

 

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John Bullard, the region’s top NOAA regulator and a former Mayor of New Bedford says he’s disappointed Coakley filed suit instead of trying to work together. 

Supporting the lawsuit were Senators Elizabeth Warren and Mo Cowan, who say they’ll continue to pursue disaster relief and other federal assistance to help fishing communities.

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